2015-05-01 Field Work for Mexico Polio Project

The Tuxpanguillo field team

Field work is underway for Dr. Bonnie Maldonado's polio immunization research project. The work, which is funded by the Gates Foundation, is examining both inter- and intra-household OPV transmission in 3 Mexican household clusters that differ by OPV coverage during the February 2015 National Immunization Week.

By comparing inter-household transmission rates among all the household clusters, the research team will determine if the proportion of OPV-vaccinated children impacts community OPV transmission in a primarily IPV-vaccinated community. 

The Capoluca field team

Dr. Maldonado and her collaborators have a long history of collaboration in these field sites.

Read more about the project.